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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press; Revised and Expanded edition (April 16, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0664231233
  • ISBN-13: 978-0664231231
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #287,660 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Connie Neal is the author of over thirty books and Bible projects, most recently What's the Christian to Do with Harry Potter?. She toured as a speaker with Women of Faith in 1998 and now crosses the country conducting workshops on Harry Potter's influence in the Christian community. Along with her husband, Connie is raising their three children to remain culturally literate without compromising their love of God.

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Connie Neal is a trusted best-selling author who writes on family, marriage, parenting, communication, and pop culture. She has authored dozens of books which have been featured in Time, Newsweek, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Christianity Today, Decision, Entertainment Weekly, Marriage Partnership, PBS, and media worldwide. She has a BA in Communication from Pepperdine University; MS in Education, Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University. She has edited & contributed to five major Bible projects and toured America as a speaker for Women of Faith. She is the premier Christian authority on Harry Potter. Her Instructional Design work helps others communicate more effectively using new media. Now she is transitioning content online (through Kindle Direct Publishing) and to online learning in keeping with research-based multimedia principles to enhance understanding.

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Edward Murphy on July 11, 2009
Format: Paperback
I have read Connie Neal's other book's dating from 2002 and always found her points interesting. In the past, she was more "let's all get along" between Harry Potter fans and foes. Now, her latest work is nicely updated and makes stronger Christian comparisons than before since Rowling's series is complete.

Along these lines, I also highly recommend the very compelling "Does Harry Potter Tickle Sleeping Dragons?" by author, Nancy Solon Villaluz also available here at Amazon.com. (Click above on "see all my reviews" to read my review of it.) Certainly, Ms. Neal and Ms. Villaluz's works nicely complement each other in this emerging area of Potter discovery.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Welshans on June 13, 2009
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I used this book in a Bible study we did for my youth group and I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in seeing just how theological the Harry Potter books are. Your mind will be blow with the verse by verse comparisons and ideas that this cultural phenomenon has with one of the oldest scriptures in the world.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By beth a. o'malley on September 18, 2011
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For youth who've grown up with the Harry Potter books and for adults who've read them and thought that a lot in the series "could preach", this book gives us more to connect Harry and the rest of the characters with our biblical faith.
The Gospel According to Harry Potter begins with a thoughtful explanation of why Christians (and hopefully people of other spiritual traditions) can read Harry Potter and remain faithful people - there is no celebration of or encouragement to practice witchcraft advocated by the author. Instead we find great connections with scripture, Christian tradition and ethics. This book is a wonderful way to get young people to think about how they make decisions, especially the most important ones, in their lives.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By R. Miller on November 18, 2009
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In The Gospel According to Harry Potter, Ms. Neal explores the correlation between Biblical principles and stories and the fictitious world of Harry Potter. She presents over 130 different points. While some were quite obvious, others were a unique look at familiar Scripture. A few of her critiques even caused me to rethink my initial impressions of JK Rowling's work. Each novel is covered in a separate section so that readers can go book by book without any "spoilers". This would make a great base for a group or family Bible Study.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By europatraveler on October 20, 2012
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This book is a great resource. I always found myself making Biblical analogies and metaphors while reading Harry Potter and am so glad I found this book. It makes really great connections between characters/ideas from Harry Potter and Bible verses. LOVE IT!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By okemos mama on September 18, 2012
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Neal's book goes through each of the 7 Harry Potter books chronologically. In every entry, she selects a short passage or quote from the novel which reflects a Christian virtue. She explains the main idea of the passage, and connects it to a relevant passage from the Bible. I used the book during Lent several years with my elementary and middle school children when I wanted a short 1-2 pg. reading in the evenings that included a scriptural verse/concept. The children enjoyed and learned from it. Author J.Granger is still my favorite Christian Harry Potter analyzer, but this book by Neal had a useful format for a short daily bible study with kid appeal.
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